The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

January 2015

Cover Story
Fleet Management 2025 Forecast
By Mike Antich

In the next 10 years, the fleet industry is forecast change more than it has in the past 15 years. These changes will mirror the broader transformation percolating throughout the global economy.


How to Avoid Theft and Break-Ins Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

By Chris Wolski

Fleet vehicles can be attractive targets for thieves. The good news is that some preparation and common-sense techniques can go a long way in deterring vehicle thefts and break-ins.

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: Fleet License and Title Services Photo via Chris Harrison/Flickr.

By Mike Antich

The industry consensus is that fleet license & title services will become more expensive in future years as vehicle registrations are blocked for unpaid tolls & violations. Transaction fees will increase to offset DMV budget shortages.

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: Fleet Taxation Photo via Tax by Phillip/Flickr.

By Mike Antich

Taxes are almost guaranteed to increase, but their impact will vary due to different tax regulations varying by state. An emerging concern is the taxation of online services, the cost of which would be passed on to end-users.

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: Vehicle Maintenance Photo via Automotive Fleet

By Mike Antich

Most agree that many of the trends we are experiencing today will continue for the next decade; however, technology, in particular vehicle connectivity, will have a dramatic impact on how vehicles will be maintained in the future.

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: Productivity Tools Photo via Wikimedia.

By Mike Antich

Mobile apps will by fully integrated into fleet and become the medium for driver interaction, while cloud computing will accelerate the transmission of data. Vehicle connectivity will add a new dimension to fleet management.

Fleet Management 2025 Forecast: New Vehicle Purchasing Photo via wikimedia

By Mike Antich

Government-mandated CAFE standards are exerting pressure on OEMs to develop smaller, more lightweight models and add more alt-fuel vehicles and hybrids to their lineups. Lower fuel costs will shift TCO focus to depreciation.

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Driving Notes

Thi Dao
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sedan

By Thi Dao
Instead of a gauge showing RPM, the Camry Hybrid displays three states: “Charge,” “Eco,” and “Power.” I assume if you want to improve your MPG, you can try to stay in the Charge and Eco modes for a long as possible.

2015 Ram ProMaster City Compact Van

By Paul Clinton

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Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
The Big Conundrum of 'Big Data'

By Sherb Brown
Big Data is the hottest new catchphrase with the tech and fleet crows. Our recent surveys indicate that most fleet managers love data and want more of it, but are unhappy with the data they are actually getting.

Depreciation Returns to the Used-Vehicle Market

By Sherb Brown

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Market Trends

Mike Antich
Multinational Fleet Managers Must Expand Beyond Regional Expertise

By Mike Antich
The next real challenge for many fleet managers, executives, or anyone with fleet responsibilities is going to be how to manage and take a fleet to a global platform. Executives at these companies are looking at their fleets from a global perspective.

Don't Make Your Fleet Operation Conform to the Truck

By Mike Antich

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In Memoriam: Coach's Insights

Ed Bobit
Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

By Ed Bobit
A lot has changed in the past 10-15 years, so we can only imagine this momentum will continue into the next decade-plus. How will this change impact the fleet manager of tomorrow?

Managing a Car vs. Work Truck Fleet

By Ed Bobit

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